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This Sin Blocks Wealth And Blessings From Allah

My brothers and sisters you will enter Paradise by the mercy of Allah. As for the Deeds, that you do they are the ones that will be calling on the mercy of Allah Subhanahu Wata’la. So, your Deeds alone are not good enough to allow you entry into Paradise. rather it is the mercy of Allah Subhanahu Wata’la, even the prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him spoke about this and he says none of you will enter Paradise by your Deeds, but it is the mercy of Allah Subhanahu Wata’la.

So how to achieve that mercy of Allah to be empathetic towards people to put yourselves in the shoes of others, to ensure that you are an asset to society to community to those who are in need to family members and to the circles that you interact with as per the plan of Allah. Why do I say the plan of Allah?
You were born without your choice. you had no choice, you were born to parents you did not choose Allah chosen you were born in a country, you did not choose Allah chose it, you were born in a community in a nation around people you did not choose Allah chose, yes you grew up and perhaps a little bit of that might have changed some of it may be in your hands to a degree that Allah has allowed, sometimes your parents whoever else it may be but as you grew up you were never alone, remember that.

In order to survive you need to interact it’s amazing how even to make money you need to have more than one person. I cannot be alone and even if I was a gold miner for example I cannot be alone if I’ve mined the gold and keep looking at it, it doesn’t help I need to sell it, someone needs to buy it whatever commodity I have someone needs to purchase it, I need to interact I need to fulfill the needs of others that Allah has kept within them in a way that I understand Allah has given me the power, and the ability to help to that degree, and I’m going to benefit as well.

So this type of mutual benefit is definitely going to be, it’s part of the plan of Allah. Allah wants to see your uprightness, are you going to be honest?
are you going to be clear and open about what you’re selling?
the prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him says those who are in business will be resurrected with the prophets and the pious and the martyrs if they are honest and upright and develop the correct relationship with Allah in terms of taqwa in terms of your consciousness of Allah. if that’s the case and you were honest, trustworthy, upright, and so on you will be resurrected with those who are loved by Allah. because you interacted with people they loved the deal.

The prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him says Allah’s Mercy continues to descend upon business people who are considerate of the buyer when they are selling something, and considerate of the seller when they are buying something. Which means the deal needs to be a good deal don’t rip off the people whom you are dealing with because tomorrow when they find out this is what you’ve done it will hurt their hearts, and the purity of the wealth you earned will not be felt the blessings will be removed from what you earned, because you ripped them off.

Rather you helped them they were excited with the deal it was a fair market value and you were excited with what you made in terms of money. imagine purchasing something with a false oath someone tells you I promise you this is like this and this is like that and this is beautiful, you buy the gadget or you buy the vehicle or whatever else you pay them the money you’re excited you go home, and the next thing it doesn’t work or it’s wrong, it’s not exactly what they told you, it was will you not feel hurt in your heart, that hurt Allah is watching it the angels are recording it, and the negative effect of it will be felt by the people or the person who sold you the products, with the false claim or a false oath.

Reverse that and put yourself in the shoes of the one who has cheated someone else, do you not think for a moment that the evil effect of it is going to come back to you, well if the evil effect of a bad deal comes back to you, then indeed the good effect of a good deed will also come back to you in terms of blessings.

So always treat people fairly try to be a person who maximizes the number of people who can benefit from something rather than to have a very large profit margin with a small number who may benefit. The reasoning behind this is although it is permissible to have a large profit or to make a large profit the reason why it is more blessed to have a smaller profit and let more people benefit is, you never know from among those people who is closer to Allah, who needed it much more, whose Dua or whose happiness and joy from within will return to you in the greatest of blessing compared to others.

So you wouldn’t know and by you having reached out to a maximum number of people you’ve increased your chances of earning the mercy of Allah and that is what as we said will get you into Paradise, crazy.

So those who have amassed wealth over time if you were to ask them they’ve either lost it before their death in some cases or they have never taken all of that wealth with them, from among those who’ve left it behind most of them, the more they’ve Left Behind the greater, the arguments and the fights and quarrels are between their ears, why there is a reason. it’s Allah telling you you know what you did not even need that amount of wealth you could have enriched them to a degree they all come with their own sustenance have you not noticed how strange it is where people are hoping to earn inheritance from their loved ones more than they are hoping to earn their own monies.

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